North of the Sands

Westmorland Church Notes - Thurlow

 

Thurlow Kendal

(In. S). In Memory of Sir John Wilson Knt. One of his Majesty's Justices of the Court of Common Pleas. B. at the Howe, in Applethwaite, 6th of August 1741, D. at Kendal 18th of October 1793. He did not owe his Promotion to the Weight of great Connexions, which he never courted; nor to the Influence of political Parties which he never joined: but to his professional Merit, and the unsolicited Patronage of the Lord Chancellor Thurlow, who, in recommending to his Majesty so profound a Lawyer, and so good a Man, realized the Hopes and Expectations of the whole Bar, gratified the general Wishes of the Country, and did Honour to his own Discernment and Integrity.